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Introducing the latest additions to the SWFA SS scope line.

 
 
 
  • First, we will introduce the SWFA SS 3-15x42 MQDM SFP. On the outside it is almost identical to our existing SWFA SS 3-15x42 FFP. However, the reticle in this 3-15x42 is based off of the extremely popular 1-4x24 MQDM we released last year. Like its predecessor, this scope also has a reticle in the second focal plane which gives you better target acquisition on low magnification while maintaining its ability to range and provide aiming points at max magnification.   

 

  • It utilizes a Mil based reticle and has the ability to provide the shooter with accurate target distances utilizing the built in target ranging references. The ranging references can be used to range various objects in various sizes. You can range anything 72", 36", or 24" tall as well as any object 18" wide. This gives you the ability to range objects such as human silhouettes, IPSC silhouettes, deer, hogs, or even coyotes.

 

  • The exposed knobs have .1 Mil Adjustments per click and 5 Mils per revolution.

 

  • The power ring comes threaded for a throw lever, which is included. This gives you the ability to rapidly zoom in and out. 
 
Specs
Exit Pupil:                                 2.8mm - 11.8mm
Weight:                                     23.7 oz
Length:                                     13.5"
Field of View @ 100yds:           7.21 - 34.72 ft 
Field of View @ 100m:              2.4 - 10.6m 
Eye Relief (in):                          4.3
 - 3.9 
Diopter Compensation:            
-2 ~ +1 dpr
Click Adjustment Value:            0.1 MRAD
Adjustment Per Revoultion:       5 Mils
Total Elevation Adjustment:       36 Mils
 
Total Windage Adjustment:        36 Mils

Type of Reticle:                          Mil-Quad DM
Focal Plane:                               2nd
Coating:                                      Fully Multi Coated
Waterproof:                                Yes
Fogproof:                                    Yes
Shockproof:                                Yes
 
SWFA 3-15x42 MQDM SFP with Subtensions (Click to Zoom):
 
SWFA 3-15x42 MQDM SFP (Click to Zoom):
 
Aiming Points
Unlike the 1-4x24 we released last year this reticle in the new Second Focal Plane 3-15x42 has the ability, due to its higher magnification, to easily utilize not only the outer vertices of the diamond as aiming points but also the inner vertices, giving you five aiming points instead of three. 
 
These aiming points can be used for a wide variety of calibers. Below are some examples of how this could be utilized with a few different calibers.
 
Actual point of impact vs. point aim:
 
M852 7.62 168 Grain @ 2600 FPS
Aiming point 1: 200 yard ZERO
Aiming Point 2: 225 yards (.05 Mils High)
Aiming Point 3: 300 yards (.05 Mils Low)
Aiming Point 4: 350 yards (.05 Mils Low)
Aiming Point 5: 375 yards (.00 Mils Off)
 
M80 7.62 147 Grain @ 2850 FPS
Aiming point 1: 200 yard ZERO
Aiming Point 2: 225 yards (.05 Mils High)
Aiming Point 3: 300 yards (.05 Mils High)
Aiming Point 4: 375 yards (.05 Mils Low)
Aiming Point 5: 400 yards (.00 Mils Off)
 
M118LR 7.62 175 Grain @ 2600 FPS
Aiming point 1: 200 yard ZERO
Aiming Point 2: 225 yards (.05 Mils High)
Aiming Point 3: 300 yards (.05 Mils Low)
Aiming Point 4: 350 yards (.05 Mils Low)
Aiming Point 5: 375 yards (.00 Mils Off)
 
6.5 Grendel 123 Grain @ 2350 FPS
Aiming point 1: 100 yard ZERO
Aiming Point 2: 150 yards (.05 Mils Low)
Aiming Point 3: 200 yards (.05 Mils High)
Aiming Point 4: 250 yards (.05 Mils High)
Aiming Point 5: 300 yards (.20 Mils Low)
 
6.8 SPC 110 Grain @ 2550 FPS
Aiming Point 1: 100 yard ZERO
Aiming Point 2: 150 yards (.05 Mils Low)
Aiming Point 3: 200 yards (.05 Mils High)
Aiming Point 4: 250 yards (.05 Mils High)
Aiming Point 5: 300 yards (.20 Mils Low)
 
.204 Ruger 40 Grain @ 3900 FPS
Aiming point 1: 100 yard ZERO
Aiming Point 2: 200 yards (.05 Mils High)
Aiming Point 3: 325 yards (.05 Mils Low)
Aiming Point 4: 425 yards (.05 Mils Low)
Aiming Point 5: 450 yards (.00 Mils Off)
 
Target Ranging References
 
All of the target ranging references are calibrated for 72" height as well as 18" width.
 
To use it for 36" tall targets simply divide your range shown on the reticle by 2 and for 24" tall targets divide by 3. Examples are listed below.
 
The target below is a 72" tall silhouette of a human. Considering it is 72" tall and fits just between our horizontal crosshair and the 800 yard target ranging indicator this target is 800 yards away. 
 
 

The target below is a 72" tall silhouette of a human. Considering it is 72" tall and fits just between our horizontal crosshair and the 200 yard target ranging indicator this target is 200 yards away.

 

The target below is a 18" wide silhouette of a human. Considering it is 18" wide and fits just on top of our 300 yard target ranging indicator this target is 300 yards away.

 
 
The target below is a 36" shoulder height silhouette of a deer. Considering it is 36" tall and fits just between our horizontal crosshair and the 400 yard target ranging indicator this target is 200 yards away. It is 200 yards away and not 400 yards because we are using a target that is half the height of what the target ranging references are calibrated for, so we have to divide the given range by 2.  
 
 
The target below is a 36" shoulder height silhouette of a deer. Considering it is 36" tall and fits just between our horizontal crosshair and the 800 yard target ranging indicator this target is 400 yards away. It is 400 yards away and not 800 yards because we are using a target that is half the height of what the target ranging references are calibrated for, so we have to divide the given range by 2.
 
 
The target below is a 24" shoulder height silhouette of a hog. Considering it is 24" tall and fits just between our horizontal crosshair and the 300 yard target ranging indicator this target is 100 yards away. It is 100 yards away and not 300 yards because we are using a target that is one third the height of what the target ranging reference is calibrated for, so we have to divide the given range by 3.  
 
 
 


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  • Next we have the SWFA 3-15x42 MQ SFP. On the outside it also is almost identical to our existing SWFA SS 3-15x42 FFP.

  • It has the Mil-Quad Reticle in the second focal plane.

 

  • It utilizes an open center with a .04 Mil floating dot which makes it much easier to make those precision shots at distance.

 

  • The exposed knobs have .1 Mil Adjustments per click and 5 Mils per revolution.

 

  • The power ring comes threaded for a throw lever, which is included. This gives you the ability to rapidly zoom in and out. 
Specs
Exit Pupil:                                   2.8mm - 11.8mm
Weight:                                      23.7 oz
Length:                                      13.5"
Field of View @ 100yds:               7.21 - 34.72 ft 
Field of View @ 100m:                 2.4 - 10.6m 
Eye Relief (in):                            4.3
 - 3.9 
Diopter Compensation:               
-2 ~ +1 dpr
Click Adjustment Value:               0.1 MRAD
Adjustment Per Revoultion:          5 Mils
Total Elevation Adjustment:         36 Mils
 
Total Windage Adjustment:          36 Mils

Type of Reticle:                           Mil-Quad
Focal Plane:                                2nd
Coating:                                     Fully Multi Coated
Waterproof:                                Yes
Fogproof:                                    Yes
Shockproof:                                Yes
 
SWFA 3-15x42 MQ SFP with Subtensions (Click to Zoom):
 
 
SWFA 3-15x42 MQ SFP (Click to Zoom):
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  • Unlike all of the previous versions of our SWFA SS classic line, that sported a Mil based reticle with either Mil or MOA turrets, this is a MOA/MOA scope. It has 1/4 MOA turrets and the all new MOA-Quad reticle.

 

  • The exposed knobs have 1/4 MOA adjustments per click and 15 MOA per revolution.

Specs

Exit Pupil:                                   4.2mm
Weight:                                      18.7 oz
Length:                                      14.1"
Field of View @ 100yds:               11.8 ft   
Eye Relief (in):                            
3.9 
Diopter Compensation:               
-2 ~ +1 dpr
Click Adjustment Value:               .25 MOA 
Adjustment Per Revoultion:          15 MOA
Total Elevation Adjustment:          120 MOA 
Total Windage Adjustment:           120 MOA

Type of Reticle:                            MOA-Quad
Coating:                                      Fully Multi Coated
Waterproof:                                 Yes
Fogproof:                                     Yes
Shockproof:                                 Yes
 
SWFA 10x42 MOA with Subtensions (Click to Zoom):
 
SWFA 10x42 MOA (Click to Zoom):
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This is a nice addition to the line.

The reticle developments are interesting and, I think, worthwhile.

The SFP 3-15x42 is a nice alternative for people who want a very fine aiming point.  I also have a suspicion that it will make a killing for airgun and rimfire shooters due to the the small aiming point and exceptional close focusing capability. 

I expect to have first impressions up some time next week.

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Love the additions to the line, Chris. Looking forward to checking these and future developments out!
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Good start.

When you put a mil reticle similar to the new 10x MOA on the 5-20 HD I might buy out your entire stock. 


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Now put a nice lighted reticle on either the 6x42 and or the 10x42 milquad and make a better scope for hunters.
The only gripes  I see about the milquads for hunting purposes are that it is easy to lose the reticle in the woods and very dark conditions.
A lighted reticle incorporated into the milquad reticle would solve that problem and pretty well turn these scopes into great scipes for deer hunting !

Real good as is but just saying !!

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I am in the market for a scope for my RPR 6.5 creedmore.

I believe the SWFA SS 10x42 MOA might just do the trick.

During the intro sale, do you get to pick the size of the rings? I am not absolutely sure, but I believe I would need your high rings.

Thanks for clarifying.

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Welcome to Optics Talk, Br4ndon. 

     
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I've been looking at that 3x15 for quite awhile, and now I can get the Mil Quad DM reticle.

Come on Black Friday!Yippee
Thanks Chris!


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Very cool.
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Originally posted by Br4ndon Br4ndon wrote:

I am in the market for a scope for my RPR 6.5 creedmore.

During the intro sale, do you get to pick the size of the rings? I am not absolutely sure, but I believe I would need your high rings.

You will have the choice.

Welcome to the OT.

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Originally posted by bcraig bcraig wrote:

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Now put a nice lighted reticle on either the 6x42 and or the 10x42 milquad and make a better scope for hunters.
The only gripes  I see about the milquads for hunting purposes are that it is easy to lose the reticle in the woods and very dark conditions.
A lighted reticle incorporated into the milquad reticle would solve that problem and pretty well turn these scopes into great scipes for deer hunting !

Real good as is but just saying !!

This is when you look to the 1-6 HD for hunting. SSHD16X24D This is my favorite SS scope for stalking. Each of the SS scopes are designed for a purpose. Be sure that you check out the entire line for the scope that will fit the need.
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Originally posted by bcraig bcraig wrote:

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Now put a nice lighted reticle on either the 6x42 and or the 10x42 milquad and make a better scope for hunters.
The only gripes  I see about the milquads for hunting purposes are that it is easy to lose the reticle in the woods and very dark conditions.
A lighted reticle incorporated into the milquad reticle would solve that problem and pretty well turn these scopes into great scipes for deer hunting !

Real good as is but just saying !!

This is when you look to the 1-6 HD for hunting. SSHD16X24D This is my favorite SS scope for stalking. Each of the SS scopes are designed for a purpose. Be sure that you check out the entire line for the scope that will fit the need.


I would much rather stick with a fixed power scope for durability
Just for kicks I looked at the scope you mentioned and I dont like the reticle at all.
I would much rather have the milquad with something like a small Illuminated dot .
And at almost $1,000 I cant afford it even if I did like it for my purposes(and i dont).

For MY purposes the Milquad reticle is VERY good but would be great with the addition of the option  of a the Illuminated reticle.

Fixed for the best durability,Milquad reticle for either using the many reference points on the windshield or dialing . All at a price point of the standard Milquad or slightly more.
As a hunter I would buy at least one and probably two.
And I Imagine a lot of other hunters would as well.

Thanks for your input though
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Sorry for the delay, folks, over the next few days I'll have some reticle pics up.  They look very good.

Originally posted by bcraig bcraig wrote:

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Now put a nice lighted reticle on....The only gripes  I see about the milquads for hunting purposes are that it is easy to lose the reticle in the woods and very dark conditions.


They did!  It's called the 5-20.  Brilliant glass too.  Gotta pay to play....   Wink   

Seriously, "the milquads" are all different depending upon power.  The only fixed power I'd recommend walking in the woods with is the 6X and its reticle is very heavy, thick and easy to see.  There's no problem in the woods with this reticle--hunting deer in legal light.  Hogs or something at nighttime then, sure, you'd want illumination.

Naturally the 10X reticles aren't optimum for that use as few would choose a fixed 10X for that application.  But for general hunting in open terrain, they're fine.  Basically for any use you'd choose  a fixed 10X, the reticle will work very well.

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Originally posted by Jon A Jon A wrote:

Sorry for the delay, folks, over the next few days I'll have some reticle pics up.  They look very good.

Originally posted by bcraig bcraig wrote:

ok
Now put a nice lighted reticle on....The only gripes  I see about the milquads for hunting purposes are that it is easy to lose the reticle in the woods and very dark conditions.


They did!  It's called the 5-20.  Brilliant glass too.  Gotta pay to play....   Wink   

Seriously, "the milquads" are all different depending upon power.  The only fixed power I'd recommend walking in the woods with is the 6X and its reticle is very heavy, thick and easy to see.  There's no problem in the woods with this reticle--hunting deer in legal light.  Hogs or something at nighttime then, sure, you'd want illumination.

Naturally the 10X reticles aren't optimum for that use as few would choose a fixed 10X for that application.  But for general hunting in open terrain, they're fine.  Basically for any use you'd choose  a fixed 10X, the reticle will work very well.


Thanks for the info on the 5-20,but I am looking for the ruggedness of a fixed power AND when I decide to sell my house and live in the truck I might consider paying that much for a scope !Jump and Spin

I often keep a Variable Leupold 3-9 on 9 power in the woods as it allows me to tell if I have a TRULY clear shot at the vitals or if there are small limbs or brush that would deflect a bullet.
Plus once a deer is sighted I dont want to be lowering the rifle and picking up binoculars and seeing if the deer has a vital zone exposed without brush in the way .
Also we have a 3 point rule in the area I hunt so I need to be able to judge horns.
Maybe 6x would be enough .

We can Legally shoot 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after sunset.




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I am really interested in that 10x with the MOA reticle - Happy Dance!
Been waiting for one in MOA - THANKS!

Thinking some long-range 22lr shooting and it would work well on a 308 Win loaner rifle as well.
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For what it's is worth, I am pretty impressed with what I am seeing with these new designs so far.

There are five different SWFA SS scopes in this picture (taken yesterday)

I'll let you identify which is which...



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Bcraig, dude. Seriously? It is obvious that this product is out of range for you. If buying good glass will make you have to live in your truck, you might try a new hobby or get a job.
Either way, Chris is debuting this new product here with a nice price break.
The least you can do is be respectful of our host and keep your expertise to yourself.
You might consider Center Point Optics. I hear after buying a few of those, even you can dine like a king at McDonald's the very same day!
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The upcoming sale has me excited.

I hope it's similar to last year.  The deals were amazing.
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Me too. I only had funds for a 1-6XHD last year. This year I am going for two 5-20XHD scopes. Maybe more depending on the sale.
SWFA is the only retailer/mfgr that does this. I for one are thankful. This is the only way I can get the gear I need. (And not live in my truck) haha. Although, I wouldn't mind living on my sailboat.
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